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Battlefield angels : saving lives under enemy fire from Valley Forge to Afghanistan

Author: Scott McGaugh
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the history of battlefield medicine and its impact on both military and civilian medical practice throughout American history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott McGaugh
ISBN: 9781849085151 1849085153
OCLC Number: 751791686
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (History) 2012
Description: x, 272 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Perils of independence : Revolutionary War --
Battlefield evacuation : Civil War --
Mechanized war : World War I --
Fighting infection : World War II, the Pacific --
Defeating disease : World War II, Tarawa --
Mobile combat care : World War II, Europe --
Overcoming shock : World War II, Peleliu --
Battle burns : World War II, Iwo Jima --
Medical care behind bars : World War II, Philippines --
Medicine on the fly : Korean War --
Helos and hospitals : Vietnam War --
Mass casualties : Vietnam War --
Battlefield ER : Iraq --
Invisible scars : Afghanistan and Iraq.
Responsibility: Scott McGaugh.

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Describing battlefield medicine in the US military, this book reveals the stories of the men and women who save lives on the front lines in Battlefield Angels. It looks at medicine in the trenches,  Read more...

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"While Battlefield Angels captures the progress of military medicine, it is the story of individual medics and corpsmen saving lives at acute risk that will haunt and inspire the reader long after he Read more...

 
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